Over the past 18 years, more than 200 new works have been performed on the Firehouse stage through our annual Firehouse New Works Festival, which fosters the growth of New England playwrights while showcasing the talent of local and regional actors and directors. Playwrights from across New England submit their 10-minute shorts, one-act, and full-length plays to an independent panel who select the festival’s shows in anonymous readings. Directors and their casts then work with selected playwrights to produce two weekends of original theater.
Something different that we are doing this year – following the Evening of Shorts, the attendees will receive a short survey allowing them to vote for their favorites. The Top 4 vote getters will get a second showing following the One Act on Sunday, January 17.